Machine: Lenovo G580 with W7
I am taking my laptop abroad and need to enable the wifi. something I've not done yet as I use ethernet connection at home.
First of all I established that to turn wifi on I need to press Shift F5 where I got a little pop up with radio button option to turn on the wifi in lenovo management centre, After that I proceeded to try and set up a wireless network, or at least see if it would be able to scan and find available networks.
I then remembered that I had turned off the wireless in the BIOS as I never wanted it on while at home. So went in and turned it on. I then proceeded to check my device manager and everything looked ok - atheros wireless device was listed with no exclamations. I also unticked the turn this device off to save power saving feature in the settings and reinstalled the driver for good measure.
Now if I go to start menu and type wireless I get an option to 'manage wireless network' and when I click on this I get a window up that says 'wireless is not currently enabled'.
Just wondering if there is a step by step wireless set up and test procedure I could work through.
Out of interest I read this article about an apparent common problem with this model where the wires on the wifi card were on the wrong way. Can anyone vouch this is a common problem, at least with range of the network, and that this fix is a valid one? I know I am not at this position yet but included it out of curiosity.